Kayla Reed

1111 6th Ave
FLR 0 Burling Library
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Curriculum Vitae

Kayla Reed

Assistant Professor

Discovery, Systems, & Digital Strategy Librarian

Kayla Reed’s research and teaching focuses on diversity and LGBTQ+ issues, with a focus on Asexuality, intersection, and cooperation of library departments, as well as emotional labor in the workforce.  Her chapter, Erasing Invisibility: Asexuality in the Media, will be published in Global LGBTQ+ Concerns in a Contemporary World: Politics, Prejudice, and Community.

She attended Missouri Southern State University where she got her BA in Theatre, English Literature and English Creative Writing in 2012. While attaining her degrees, Kayla worked at the library as a student worker and decided to pursue library science. While developing as a Cataloger, Kayla obtained her MLIS from Kent State University in 2017. In 2017, Kayla became the Access Services Librarian at Missouri Southern State University, then in 2020 took on the Systems Librarian position. In 2020 she earned her Masters in Science of Management from Missouri Southern State University. Kayla came to Grinnell in 2021.

While working at Missouri Southern State University, she worked extensively with Open Access resources and obtained her Creative Commons Certificate, as well as a Certificate in OER Librarianship from the Open Education Network.

Education and Degrees

M.L.I.S., Kent State University B.A., Theatre and English, Missouri Southern State University

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